Eugene Public Works will be closing 19th Ave between Hilyard and Patterson from March 30 thru April 6. Please use the East parking lot, West parking lot or the back of SEHS for dropping off or picking up your students.
South Eugene Main Office will be closed for Spring Break. Please plan ahead for transcripts, Proof of Enrollment, or other items or information you might need in advance.
Trimester 3 – Schedule Changes
This is for add/drop, errors and omissions.
(We will not be taking appointments for schedule changes)
Tues. 3/10 10:00-11:30 & 1:00-3:30 Counseling Office
Wed. 3/11 1:00-3:30 Counseling Office
Thur. 3/12 8:30-2:00 Counseling Office
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WAIT OR COME TO DROP-IN,
You may pick up an “Add/Drop Request” Form, available in the counseling office. Fill one out and leave it in the basket for review. If your request is possible the change will be made and a revised schedule will be available by Sunday 3/15 on StudentVUE.
If no change has been done to your schedule that means the request was not possible.
From our principal, Stephanie Cannon:
SEHS and the other 4j District schools are initiating new attendance policies. It is important that parents are aware of and understand these new guidelines and the potential penalties for unexcused absences. Instructional time is critical to students’ academic progress so it is important that they maintain good attendance in each of their classes.
We know there are legitimate reasons to miss class on occasion. Parents and guardians must call or email the SEHS attendance office to excuse your student for those absences. A key change in our policy is that the call or email must occur within two school days of the absence. If we don’t receive that information within two days, your student’s absence will be recorded as unexcused.
The administrators and counselors are regularly monitoring all students’ attendance. Once a student has three unexcused period absences within a month’s time, a notice is sent home and possibly a consequence issued. Eight unexcused period absences within a month’s time will result in a ‘live’ phone call home, and very likely a meeting with the student, their parent/guardian, and an administrator. A school consequence may occur, and additionally, the student may be in danger of truancy.
If we determine a student are truant (unexcused for 8 half days or four full days) we will file a truancy report with the district and a truancy officer will go to the student’s home. Parents/guardians could receive a truancy citation of $160.00.
Finally, teachers may award only partial credit for work in their classes if a student has five or more unexcused absences during a trimester.
These policies are not only necessary steps for complying with the legal requirements related to non-attendance; they help our school identify students who need additional support to attend class. We know that good attendance is a vital component of the students’ educational achievement, and our goal is to support all of our students’ progress in school.
Wondering About Winter Weather?
Sign up now for weather-related school closure alerts!
When schools close or bus routes change due to hazardous winter weather, you want to know as quickly as possible. There are several ways to get the news on snowy or icy days:
• Text-message alerts via Twitter (go to www.4j.lane.edu/weather to learn how to sign up)
• 4J website, www.4j.lane.edu
• KRVM 91.9 FM
• Other radio and television news stations
If there is a change in the school schedule or bus routes due to inclement weather, Eugene School District 4J will announce the change. If school is in session and on regular schedule, the district will NOT make an announcement. Weather-related school closure decisions normally are made early in the morning and announced via all methods by 6:30 a.m. These decisions are made district wide and are the same for every 4J school.
Parents of students who ride school buses that sometimes use snow routes have been informed of what to do when snow routes are in effect.
If school is in session, families are encouraged to consider road conditions in their areas and make their own decisions based on safety. Parents’ individual decisions about school attendance will be honored.